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Troubleshooting Book Checkout

posted Aug 21, 2013, 3:20 AM by Julie Alonso   [ updated Aug 21, 2013, 3:20 AM ]

Is something weird going on with the self-checkout station? Maybe someone just closed or minimized the window or opened a new tab or a new browser. It should be an easy fix:

  1. Close all open windows.
  2. Click on the Internet Explorer icon. Even if you prefer Chrome or Safari. Use Internet Explorer.
  3. Copy and paste this URL into the address bar:
  4. You may need to click on Town School for Boys.
  5. Click on Log In on the top right.
  6. Username and Password for self-checkout are checkout and checkout
  7. Click enter. That should solve the problem. If it didn't, contact Ms. Stuart or Ms. Alonso

How do I check out a book?

posted Aug 21, 2013, 2:54 AM by Julie Alonso   [ updated Aug 21, 2013, 3:21 AM ]

The screen should look like this:
If it doesn't you may need to troubleshoot or wait for Ms.Stuart or Ms.Alonso.

Type in your last name and click go

Click on your name to get to your account. If more than one person shares your last name (including your family), make sure you click on the correct account. If you accidentally click on the wrong name, start over by hitting the reset button. 

Now you are ready to start scanning the Town School barcode of the book(s) you want to check out. Make sure the barcode you are scanning is the sticker barcode that says Town School on it and not the book's printed barcode.  Barcodes are most often found on the top back cover or inside front flap of books.  

Once you scan your book, check to make sure the title appears under "Checked Out" before you scan your next book.  When you are finished scanning all the barcodes of the books you are checking out, make sure to click the Reset button to clear your account from screen and prepare the self-checkout system for the next library patron.

  • Upper school students are allowed 5 books on their accounts. 
  • Lower school students are allowed 3 books on their accounts.

How do I put a book on hold?

posted Oct 19, 2012, 2:54 PM by Julie Alonso   [ updated Oct 19, 2012, 2:54 PM ]

For directions on how to sign in to the catalog, click here.

Sign into the catalog and search for a book you are interested in:

You can put a hold on the book on the screen that will pop up after you click on the title of the book you're looking for.

You can also write reviews, add titles to lists, wish for an extra copy of the book, or recommend the book to your Destiny Quest Friends!

How do I sign into Destiny Quest (the library catalog) to see what I have checked out or renew books?

posted Oct 19, 2012, 2:12 PM by Julie Alonso   [ updated Dec 16, 2015, 2:28 PM ]

Now, you can access the library catalog from home! Start by clicking on the Destiny Quest (Library Catalog) link in the left sidebar:

Then, click on Town School for Boys

You'll need to log in to see what books you have out or to renew books.

When you click Log In, it looks like this:

Once you are logged in, click on My Info:

You can see what you have checked out and renew books when you click on My Info.

How do I access databases from home?

posted Oct 19, 2012, 11:29 AM by Julie Alonso   [ updated May 7, 2018, 11:09 AM ]

The library subscribes to several databases which you can access from home.  

Our databases include:

World Book

World Book:  Choose World Book Kids for shorter articles and World Book Student for more in-depth information. World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is our Spanish-language resource. Timelines offers a different way to explore historical information.

Kids InfoBits provides access to books, news, and magazine articles. It is made with elementary-aged students in mind and everything is rated with a greenyellow, or red icon, indicating reading level.

Gale Student Resources in Context is our resource for older students. Topics are deeply investigated, giving access to academic journals, critical essays, and primary sources, as well as to reference, news, and magazine articles.

TumbleBooks is a database of fiction and nonfiction picture books and early chapter books in English, Spanish, and other languages. These books are available anywhere you have internet connection.


BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. are two video databases that explain a variety of topics and provide activities, games, and extension ideas.   

For even more resources,  start HERE.

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